Feb 8, 2013 1:00am EST
roll call, the hill, the us chamber of commerce, ford motor company, the national beer wholesalers association, the american petroleum institute, microsoft, and the newspaper association of america. thank you. thanks also to ted benson of cq roll call for providing the cover art for our program, and of course the mandarin oriental hotel and it's great staff. we have a terrific program tonight, and when it is over cq roll call will keep the fun going with a fabulous after party. the band suspicious package will keep us going into the night. in six years from now, the washington press club foundation will celebrate its 100th anniversary. it began life as the women's national press club. the courageous women who came together in 1919 fox to establish their place as professional reporters in a mail-dominated business. tonight we honor their courage and try to live up to their legacy a 21st century. our mission is to carry forward our founding goal of equality, scholarship, and excellence in journalism. in keeping with that mission, the proceeds of tonight's dinner go to the foundation'